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First Protest against Slavery

 
 
First Protest against Slavery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. First Protest against Slavery Marker
Inscription. Here in 1688, at the home of Tunes Kunders, an eloquent protest was written by a group of German Quakers. Signed by Pastorius and three others, it preceded by 92 years Pennsylvania’s passage of the nation’s first abolition law.
 
Erected 1983 by Pennsylvania Historical and museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.802′ N, 75° 9.899′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and E Wister Street, on the right when traveling north on Germantown Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5109 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Owen Wister (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grumblethorpe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Sower (approx. ¼ mile away); Lutheran Publication Society (approx. ¼ mile away); Christopher Saur (approx. ¼ mile away); Louisa May Alcott (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Germantown White House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Information about the Thones Kunders House Site
Marker on Germantown Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Marker on Germantown Avenue
In the 17th century, the Germantown Society of Friends held their first meetings in a house located on this site. Here Francis Daniel Pastorius, a leader of the Germantown settlement, wrote the protest against slavery. This was the first step that led to the eventual abolition of slavery.
. Historic Germantown website. (Submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
First Protest against Slavery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. First Protest against Slavery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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